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Waltham User Forum | Fall Meeting 2023

Join us on September 20, 2023, at The Conference Center At Waltham Woods for our Waltham User Forum:

This one-day event will combine Ansys expert-led road map and technical discussions with customer presentations by Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Mercury Systems, and Brown University. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

September 20, 2023
9:30 AM EDT

The Conference Center At Waltham Woods
860 Winter Street
Waltham, MA 02451 (Map)

If you have any questions about the event, please reach out to:
Ciara Horgan


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Registration and Breakfast 9:30AM - 10:30AM EDT





10:30 am -10:40 am

Ed Stricker,

Ansys Opening Remarks


10:40 am - 11:10 am

Justin Hendrickson, Ansys

Ansys Product Vision & Roadmap

The Ansys product portfolio is undergoing rapid change as we increase investment in our core technologies, acquire new solutions, and build out the Ansys simulation platform and digital thread. Learn more about why Ansys is the leader in simulation and where we are headed in the next 5 years.

11:10 am - 11:40 am

Temesgen Kindo, Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Accelerating Design and Experimentation with Simulation

Ansys customer perspective on the digital transformation in product development, and the user experience in this process adoption

11:40 am – 12:10 pm

Sandeep Medikonda, Ansys

Unleashing the Power of PyAnsys

PyAnsys is an open-source initiative that enables dynamic interaction with Ansys products via Python. It facilitates scripting, automation, and integration with AI/ML, transforming how Ansys technologies are leveraged. This session will present an overview of PyAnsys's powerful packages, provide examples, and offer helpful tips for newcomers.

12:10 pm - 12:20 pm


12:20 pm - 1:20 pm

Tom MacDonald, Ansys

Robert Dickens, Ansys

Adam Norman,


Since the start of the decade significant improvements have been made to the Ansys flagship solvers (Fluent, Mechanical, HFSS). Learn how these updates in usability, performance, and speed can impact your design cycle and bring value to your workflows

1:20 pm – 2:20 pm


2:20 pm - 2:50 pm

Anu Mishra,
Mercury Systems

Digital Transformation

Ansys customer perspective on Digital Transformation: Using Ansys and the internal tools they rely on to create a modern digital engineering platform.

2:50 pm – 3:10 pm

Benjamin Conlon, Ansys

Materials as a tool for Digital Transformation

Materials are increasingly becoming an area of focus for organizations looking to modernize and enable their digital processes. Whether it is finding optimal materials to improve performance, reduce cost, adhere to legislations, or encourage recyclability, having a digital concept of a material allows for the flow of information between these distinct areas. Using tools Ansys in the Ansys portfolio, customers have leveraged their materials data improve processes and prepare for the new challenges.

3:10 pm – 3:35 pm

Roman Walsh,

Ansys Discovery

By combining interactive modeling and multiple simulation capabilities in a first-of-its-kind product, Discovery allows you to answer critical design questions earlier in the design process. This upfront approach to simulation saves time and effort on prototyping as you explore multiple design concepts in real time with no need to wait for simulation results.

3:35 pm – 4:10 pm

George Karniadakis,
Brown University

Interfacing physics-informed neural networks and neural operators for accelerated FEM simulations of multiscale problems

We will review physics-informed neural networks (PINNs) and summarize available extensions for applications in computational science and engineering.

4:10 pm – 4:20 pm

Nate Fox,

Closing Remarks